WERC 2019 Annual Conference
 

Conference Schedule

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.


Sunday 04/28/2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pmNetworkingRegistration Open
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmSpecialNational Veteran's Memorial & Museum [More Info]
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmSpecialBeer Logic [More Info]
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmNetworkingKick Start Welcome Reception [More Info]
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmNetworkingSunday Night Meet & Eat [More Info]
 
Monday 04/29/2019
7:00 am - 8:00 amNetworkingWomen @ WERC Kick-Off: Breakfast and Networking [More Info]
7:00 am - 8:00 amNetworkingBuffet Breakfast [More Info]
7:00 am - 5:30 pmNetworkingRegistration Open
8:00 am - 9:00 amThought Leader SessionDesign Strategies & Simulation for E-Commerce Put-Wall Systems [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:00 amThought Leader SessionThe Business Case for Safety Culture [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:00 amThought Leader SessionTrue Story: WMS Selection in 90 Days with Under Budget Go-Live in Less Than 5 Months [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:00 amThought Leader SessionHow Educational Institutions are Revolutionizing Technology in Supply Chain Education [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:00 amThought Leader SessionFollow Tractor Supply's Delivery from Store Service Journey [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:00 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionMake Every Minute Count: Effective Time Management for Warehouse Pros [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:00 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionIn a Pinch? Squeeze More Storage / Production into Less Space [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:00 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionHow to Interface Manufacturing Goals with Supply Chain Goals [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:00 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionMany Happy Returns: Best Practices in Reverse Logistics [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:00 amSpecialMetrics in the DC: Annual Workplace Study [More Info]
9:15 am - 10:15 amThought Leader SessionGive Your Warehouse Workers Four Weeks of Vacation? Absolutely. [More Info]
9:15 am - 10:15 amThought Leader SessionDecentralizing to Centralizing: Global Warehousing Strategies in a Heavily Regulated, Union Environment [More Info]
9:15 am - 10:15 amThought Leader SessionHuman + Machine: Deploying Collaborative Robotic Picking Strategies [More Info]
9:15 am - 10:15 amThought Leader SessionAutomated Facilities: Synchronize and Fine-Tune Flow, Labor, and Accuracy for Maximum Peak Throughput [More Info]
9:15 am - 10:15 amThought Leader SessionDeep-Dive Value Stream Mapping: Approach and Benefits [More Info]
9:15 am - 10:15 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionUnderstand Cultural Differences Between the U.S. and Its Foreign Neighbors [More Info]
9:15 am - 10:15 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionHow to Create a Culture of Safety in Your Operation [More Info]
9:15 am - 10:15 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionReal-Time, Scannable Data, Dashboards and Mobility: What's Working (and What Isn't) [More Info]
9:15 am - 10:15 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionAlmost There! The Latest Developments in Direct Store and Last Mile Deliveries [More Info]
9:15 am - 10:15 amThought Leader SessionEmerging Technologies in the Supply Chain: How Disruption is Making A Difference [More Info]
10:15 am - 10:45 amNetworkingNetworking Break
10:45 am - 11:45 amGeneral SessionGeneral Session - A Chance to Lead: Recognizing Potential to Maximize Performance [More Info]
11:45 am - 1:45 pmNetworkingSolutions Center Lunch
11:55 am - 12:15 pmLearning Pod SessionReinventing Pick- & Put-to-Light with Augmented Reality, presented by LogistiVIEW [More Info]
11:55 am - 12:15 pmLearning Pod SessionUnique Storage and Handling Optimization Solutions You Need to Know About, presented by REB Storage Systems International [More Info]
12:25 pm - 12:45 pmLearning Pod SessionMachine Learning for Improved Warehouse Management, presented by Lucas Systems, Inc. [More Info]
12:25 pm - 12:45 pmLearning Pod SessionWays to Attract and Retain a Logistics Workforce in a Competitive Labor Market, presented by ProLogistix [More Info]
12:55 pm - 1:15 pmLearning Pod SessionLeverage Warehouse KPIs to Improve Accuracy, Boost Efficiency and Reduce Costs, presented by Generix Group [More Info]
12:55 pm - 1:15 pmLearning Pod SessionUnlock Your the Hidden Potential of Your WMS's Hidden Data, presented by Longbow Advantage [More Info]
1:25 pm - 1:45 pmLearning Pod SessionKey Technologies Enabling Intelligent Fulfillment, presented by Zebra Technologies [More Info]
1:25 pm - 1:45 pmLearning Pod SessionBeyond Order Fulfillment: Do More with Autonomous Mobile Robots, presented by Fetch Robotics [More Info]
1:45 pm - 4:45 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #01 - Abercrombie and Fitch Retail Distribution (DC1) [More Info]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmThought Leader SessionHow to Stop Back and Shoulder Injuries Among Warehouse Workers and Drivers [More Info]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmThought Leader SessionToday's Trends in Supply Chain Innovation [More Info]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmThought Leader SessionPain Share = Gain Share: Exploring One Formula for Successful 3PL / Shipper Relationships [More Info]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmThought Leader SessionMoving Freight in the Age of Big Data [More Info]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionChemical Warehousing: Hot Topic Considerations and Solutions [More Info]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionEmpower Your People Through Servant Leadership [More Info]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionCloud Based or Local: Where to Host Your Warehouse Management System? [More Info]
2:00 pm - 4:35 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #02 - DHL Multi-Client Shared Facility [More Info]
2:15 pm - 4:30 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #03 - State of Ohio Emergency Operations Center [More Info]
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #04 - DSW Distribution Center [More Info]
2:45 pm - 4:55 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #05 - Big Lots Regional Distribution and eComm Fulfillment Center [More Info]
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmNetworkingNetworking Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmThought Leader SessionRevitalize an Existing Workforce Management Program to Achieve Peak Performance [More Info]
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmThought Leader SessionTransportation Teamwork: Leveraging a 3PL to support an aggressive growth strategy [More Info]
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmThought Leader SessionHow to Successfully Manage Transitional Change in Health Care Supply Chains [More Info]
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionImplement, Measure, and Justify Supply Chain Innovation [More Info]
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionPain Share = Gain Share: Exploring One Formula for Successful 3PL / Shipper Relationships [More Info]
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionStaffing Versus Cubing: Which Is The Better Strategy To Achieve Operational Metrics? [More Info]
4:30 pm - 6:30 pmNetworkingSolutions Center Reception
 
Tuesday 04/30/2019
7:00 am - 7:40 amNetworkingBreakfast
7:00 am - 4:30 pmNetworkingRegistration Open
7:40 am - 8:45 amGeneral SessionGeneral Session - Leadership Lessons from the Trenches [More Info]
9:00 am - 10:00 amThought Leader SessionUse the Army's "Command Philosophy" to Develop Your Personal "Leader Philosophy" [More Info]
9:00 am - 10:00 amThought Leader SessionThe Keys to Driving Best-In-Class Operational Excellence [More Info]
9:00 am - 10:00 amThought Leader SessionHow the National Science Foundation Supports Supply Chain Needs [More Info]
9:00 am - 10:00 amThought Leader SessionDefine and Align: Creating a Hierarchy of Distribution Metrics [More Info]
9:00 am - 10:00 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionLabor Management Systems (LMS) Trends, Developments and Innovations [More Info]
9:00 am - 10:00 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionThe Latest Developments in Internet of Things (IoT) Use [More Info]
9:00 am - 10:00 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionInnovative Transportation Technologies and Logistics Operations [More Info]
9:00 am - 10:00 amThought Leader SessionLost in Big Data? Here's How to Find More Value From Your Distribution Data [More Info]
9:00 am - 10:00 amThought Leader SessionAchieve New Heights – How Mentorship Leads to Better Career Decisions [More Info]
10:00 am - 10:30 amNetworkingNetworking Break
10:30 am - 11:30 amThought Leader SessionWhere Have You Been All My Life? Partnering with a 3PL for the First Time. [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:30 amThought Leader SessionRobotics and Automation: Transforming the Facility Landscape [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:30 amThought Leader SessionImplementing a Hybrid Approach for Customized Slotting Across a Distributed Network [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:30 amThought Leader SessionMeasure Up! Embark on Your Analytics Journey Today [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:30 amThought Leader SessionThe Modern Talent War: Five Currencies You Must Pay Employees [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:30 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionHow Good (and Bad) Leadership Impacts Operational Performance [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:30 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionFinding and Leveraging Insights from Big Data and Data Analytics [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:30 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionDefine and Align: How to Create a Hierarchy of Distribution Metrics [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:30 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionAchieve New Heights – How Mentorship Leads to Better Career Decisions [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:30 amThought Leader SessionIt's a High-Risk World: Protect Your Supply Chain from Sabotage, Theft, or Terrorism [More Info]
11:30 am - 1:30 pmNetworkingSolutions Center Lunch
11:40 am - 12:00 pmLearning Pod SessionReinventing Pick- & Put-to-Light with Augmented Reality, presented by LogistiVIEW [More Info]
11:40 am - 12:00 pmLearning Pod SessionIs Your Operation Ready for Robotic Lift Trucks? Presented by Yale Materials Handling Corp. [More Info]
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmLearning Pod SessionDigitizing Supply Chain Transportation with Crowd Sourcing, presented by Uber Freight [More Info]
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmLearning Pod SessionPrevent Back and Shoulder Injuries in the Warehouse, presented by Future Industrial Technologies, Inc. [More Info]
12:40 pm - 1:00 pmLearning Pod SessionVisualize Your Distribution Metrics in Action, presented by Agilitics [More Info]
12:40 pm - 1:00 pmLearning Pod SessionApplying Active Managerial Leadership to Impact Operational Performance, presented by Proaction International [More Info]
1:10 pm - 1:30 pmLearning Pod SessionMobile Apps in the SAP Warehouse: Tools and Tactics for Faster and Easier Deployment, presented by TPI [More Info]
1:10 pm - 1:30 pmLearning Pod SessionWhy the Software Selection Process Should be Like a Doctor's Visit, presented by Systems Logic [More Info]
1:15 pm - 5:00 pmSpecialWERC Executive Summit: The Customer-Centric Supply Chain [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmThought Leader SessionTransportation Optimization Through Dynamic Decision-Making [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmThought Leader SessionPartnering for Inclusivity: An Approach to Finding a New Labor Source [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmThought Leader SessionWhat Supply Chain Optimization Software Can't Tell You [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmThought Leader SessionForeign-Trade Zone Warehousing: A Public-Private Partnership [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionStrategies to Attract and Retain Drivers [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionLearn More About Hydrogen Fuel Cells [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionWays to Measure Productivity Without a Labor Management System (LMS) [More Info]
1:45 pm - 4:25 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #11 - ascena retail Etna facility [More Info]
2:15 pm - 4:25 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #12 - Big Lots Regional Distribution and eComm Fulfillment Center [More Info]
2:25 pm - 4:30 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #13 - Walmart DC 6024 [More Info]
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #14 - ODW Logistics Ecommerce Fulfillment Center [More Info]
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmNetworkingNetworking Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmThought Leader SessionHow to Use WERC's Tools to Improve Operations [More Info]
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmThought Leader Session30 Warehouse Improvement Ideas in 60 minutes [More Info]
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionBecoming a Shipper of Choice for Drivers [More Info]
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionNew Approaches to Attracting Labor to Modern Manufacturing Operations [More Info]
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionHot Topics in Logistics Recap [More Info]
4:30 pm - 6:30 pmNetworkingNetWERCing Reception [More Info]
 
Wednesday 05/01/2019
7:30 am - 9:30 amNetworkingRegistration Open
8:00 am - 8:30 amNetworkingBreakfast
8:40 am - 9:30 amGeneral SessionClosing General Session - Uncrapify Your Life! [More Info]